10 Kitchen Gadgets Everyone Wants This Season

10 Kitchen Gadgets Everyone Wants This Season

Picks for the wannabe chef on your list
Text by Madeline O’Malley

We all have that friend who waits for the newest, most cutting-edge blender with the anticipation most reserve for new iPhones. Or a sibling who is asking for a mortar and pestle or a chic new cutting board this holiday season. If you’re not up to date on the latest kitchen tool trends, fear not: We’ve put together a list of the very best and there really is something for everyone, from a vintage-inspired pepper mill to one seriously statement-making stand mixer. What did we find? Color is hot. So are unexpected metallics (think rose gold). Compact sizes are abundant, too, so small-space dwellers will not be stuck searching for a place to store their new treasure. And who knows, maybe you’ll be invited over for a fondue party in return. Read on for a roundup of the coolest tools of the kitchen trade, each with a bit of a twist.

Making holiday cookies never looked so good.

SHOP NOW: Stand Mixer in Pink by Smeg, $460, amazon.com

Fan favorite Danish brand Hay’s collection of kitchenware with the MoMA Design Store is the housewarming gift of the season. These colorful chopping boards put a slab of wood to shame. SHOP NOW: Hay Chopping Boards, from $45, store.moma.org.

This high-design juicer in a shimmery rose gold does not need to hide in a cabinet. SHOP NOW: H-AA Slow Juicer by Hurom in Rose Gold, $459, food52.com.

Ditch the food processor for something a little more analog. SHOP NOW: Round Olivewood Mortar & Pestle, $48, abchome.com.

Why get a regular cheese grater when you could get a stylish one? SHOP NOW: Cheese Grater by W&P Design, $36, anthropologie.com.

You may have to pretend you are spending the holidays in Gstaad, but this fondue set will help. SHOP NOW: Mini Cocotte Fondue Set in Marseille by Le Creuset, $40, lecreuset.com

The cutest pepper mill in the world. Hands down. SHOP NOW: Peugeot Olivier Pepper Mill in Red, $135, marchsf.com.

These marbleized mixing bowls, evocative of Japanese design, add instant style to the kitchen. SHOP NOW: 3-Piece Stir Mixing Bowl Set, $40, cb2.com.

This blender’s jazzy copper finish hides a powerful motor perfect for smoothies and soups. SHOP NOW: Pro Line Series Blender with Thermal Control Jar in Copper by KitchenAid, $800, williams-sonoma.com.

You never knew you needed a pop of color with your colander until you met these.

SHOP NOW: NOD23301 Colander in Yellow by Now Designs, $38 for set of 2, themine.com.